Wednesday, September 18, 2013


I know I said that my next post would be about Conner.  There are reasons I haven't done it yet-- but in the meantime I haven't posted anything else because I had promised a Conner post.  Well, posting this video is going to have to trump my promise.  It's just too important.  (:

Last December as we were adopting Cali, a film crew traveled with us to document the adoption for their upcoming film, "Find Me."  I shared the trailer in a past post.  While in Xi'an, the film crew (Dave and Michael) visited a local orphanage and took a video of who they named, "Little Miss So Sad."  This video was later posted on facebook in hopes that they could find her a family, and they did!!!  The Zimmerman family is now in China and Little Miss So Sad is now officially their daughter, Lucy.  Once again, Dave traveled to China to document her adoption.  This will all be shown in the film "Find Me" coming out next Spring, which will also feature Cali's and Graci's stories.

If you remember, I stated numerous times that I don't like cameras.  I really don't.  Don't get me wrong-- the producers of this film are the kindest, most wonderful people and became dear friends.  They were wonderful throughout the process.  I just don't like being on camera.  But I knew in my heart that being part of this documentary could be a huge blessing to our girls.  Having their stories documented could be so, so good for them.  Even more,  I knew that it could lead to other children finding families.  I said over and over that if even one child found a home because of the film, then it was worth it.  It happened!!  My heart is so happy for Lucy-- but honestly it has made me even more anxious to continue to find homes for these children.

On this most recent trip to China, the orphanage director asked about filming some more children in hopes that Dave could also find families for them.  This video is about one of those girls, a girl they are calling Emily.

Watching this video will perhaps help make real what I try so hard to convey to people-- these children WANT A FAMILY.  They are real.  They are precious.  This video was JUST taken.  Her plea is current and it will tug at your heart.  Please consider sharing the video in any way you can in hopes of getting Emily the parents she so desperately wants.  And if you feel your heart start to open to her but you have questions or concerns about older child adoption, please ask me.  (:



  1. Christianne, do you know where Emily is listed by an adoption agency? Thank you for posting this. I have shared it on facebook. I'm just wondering where people can go for more information. I saw that there was contact information at the end, but that looked like it was for the film, maybe not for Emily. ?

  2. I have no words - yeah - really unusual for me...

    love you guys - aus and co.

  3. It helps a ton to know a child's age, special need, maybe which Province too but I know some of this is private. I have a friend who is almost DTC...and in our case its simply not having enough to bring them home! So I continue to help others bring theirs home while praying hard. On a practical side, how is it to bring home two and give them enough bonding time? We are working intensely with our youngest who had a traumatic event a year ago but anything that makes a child fear "Mommy will die", it brings up those pre-verbal traumas which so many adopted children might have. Following God's call for us to adopt we have now lost all of our friends and family over the last two years when our older adopted daughter suddenly became very ill. Rushing her to ER, making a plan to help meet the needs of our other two adopted children, people got so upset we were not meeting THEIR expectations instead of joining with us to help heal. I know many families have ill children and still adopt more, but any advice for how to fully be present to each child and still know adding more children is a healthy choice? God never said it would be easy! LOVE knowing you and yours!
    Mrs Aus (Marie)

  4. What a Beautiful girl. I'm praying she finds a family soon. She seems so sweet.

  5. and we have someone interested! Aus left a message on Jer's cell phone...a few days ago. I am asking for 50 people to offer to reach out to their friends with a goal of $1000, and maybe a miracle for two orphans will happen?!

  6. Hoping she found her family! She is precious!

  7. gosh ! I cried... I hope she finds a family.
    I hope you found people in your country to help on the financial side...
    86aussie, we have lost nearly all our friends just because I have been ill for 3 years now... One hand is plenty to count the ones that are left... :( People are afraid of sickness...
    Bon courage !


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